Senior Bid Writer

Join Beam as they are looking for a Senior Bid Writer

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively. 

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly. 

About the role 

We’re looking for a Senior Bid Writer to join our Bid Writing team to help expand Beam’s work, win more contracts and ultimately support more people on their life-changing journeys into jobs and stable housing.

You’ll spend most of your time deep in the detail of bid writing, but you’ll also surface to share key trends you’ve identified across the bids you’re writing and contribute to Beam’s expansion strategy.

While your primary role will be writing winning bids, you’ll have opportunities to dabble in analytics, communications, finance and organisational strategy depending on your development interests. You’ll also play a mentoring role to our more junior Bid Writers, helping them develop their bid writing skills. It’s a great role for people who have had 1-2 years of bid writing, copywriting or business writing experience and are eager to use their talents for good.

You’ll be

    • A bid writing master, pushing out high-quality applications for departments across government
    • An integral member of the Bid Writing team, leading on bid writing but also contributing to the team’s expansion strategy
    • The go-to person across Beam for submitting high-quality written work, including formal bid applications, grant applications, business cases, and much more!

You are

    • 1-2 years of experience in a professional setting
    • Strong and demonstrable writing skills
    • An analytical mind and obsession with perfection
    • A growth mindset and be hungry to learn

You’ll need

  • 1-2 years of experience in a professional setting
  • Strong and demonstrable writing skills
  • An analytical mind and obsession with perfection
  • A growth mindset and be hungry to learn

About Beam

We’re a team of over 90 working from our beautiful coworking space in Moorgate and at home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from the Queen!) and we're one of the 10 hottest startups in London according to WIRED. 

We’re proud to be rated a top company to work for by Escape the City and The Dots and are committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here. We especially want to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage.

63% of people we support come from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we can serve these people best when we’re a diverse, inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • Salary of £35,000-45,000 – highly competitive in the tech for good and social enterprise space
  • EMI-qualifying share options
  • Annual company retreat
  • New laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC
  • £500 personal development budget
  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi
  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app
  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
  • Discounted tech products with Techscheme
  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)
  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit

Application process

We have a three-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30-minute video call with our Talent Partner
  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role
  3. Three informal chats with people at Beam

Feeling excited? 

Start your journey to a more impactful career today. We're excited to hear from you.